Well, Nat, you must be right, I don't post as often as I did before. However, I do read Pot Pourri (along with TFF and nude sleepers forum) every day or almost every day. And I'm very happy to read the ongoing exchange, even if I don't always participate. Every time I get a family or close friends feeling getting to know better Nat, Bob, Brandon, and other posters.
I don't post as much as Bob, or Nat, as it requires an extra effort for me: you know English is not my mother tongue, and even if I type in english all day long, I still have to think a bit more than you to put into words feelings, emotions, opinions, etc.... Also, I'm more busy this year, which means I spend more time working, but not that I make more money, than before, so free time is becoming scarce and has to be allocated according to priorities. At day time, going for a hike in Les Calanques http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calanques
) or for a swim in the Mediterranean has always higher priority then typing on a computer.
Another reason why I don't post as much as before, is that many subjects started by Bob and Nat are either very American centric, or getting back on issues we have already talked about and I know we will never agree. For instance:
. health Insurance and Gender - there's room here for a complete philosophical / political discussion on solidarity, insurance, etc. I didn't have time to put my thoughts together in something consistent to get into the discussion
. Tyler Perry - never hear of this guy.
. Contrast - Don't know anything about "Orah Winfrey Show", but I could / should have contributed on considerations about values in raising kids in various places.
. DWI in a Recliner - totally American centric. I've nothing to say.
. Pan Am Flight 103 - American centric exchange about immigration. I'm afraid we will never agree here.
. The retroactive soothsayer - American centric, we don't watch the same old movies
. Overhearing Conversations - When I click on the link in the post, I get a message saying "nous sommes désolés ce contenu n'est pas disponible pour votre pays" or "We're sorry. This content is not available in your country". Can't see it, can't comment.
. Swine Flu - Yes! there would be a lot to say on this.
. For Marseil -- Son's Saga - Of course, I answered. And I'd be happy to get more recent news and to know if Bob's son is doing alright in France.
. Human Statue of Liberty - Amazing pic. I did post.
. Ant & Grasshopper - Full of US-centric references. I can't understand it.
. So much for health insurance reform - US centric subject. But I'm happy yo contribute to this one. The limit is I can only contribute on principles level. As soon as the discussion gets into details and implementation, it becomes very technical and I don't have a sufficient understanding on how the US system works to contribute to the discussion.
. Lost and found - why is this funny? There must be something I don't catch here....
. Mt. Wilson Fire - I should have contributed and post about forest fires here and in the US, and the measures that have been taken here against them. However, Jean Yves did.
. Ten fattest states - I did contribute
etc. etc. etc.
So I'll try and post more.... but don't blame me if I don't post on subjects I don't understand